New Bedford Creative has collected a wide range of grant and fundraising opportunities for individuals, artists and entrepreneurs, as well as non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, charitable organizations, government entities, and more. We’ve tailored our selections where we hope most New Bedford arts, culture and creative individuals or enterprises would be eligible to apply. If you want to receive frequent updates on funding opportunities, we recommend signing up for email updates to the City of Boston Funding Update, which includes local, state, and private sources of funding. Click here to sign up! (Scroll down to Funding Update and/or Funding Update Archives.)
The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant is for mature painters, printmakers and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. While they recognize the economic toll of the COVID-19 crisis, they are not able to assist with funds to replace lost or
The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust‘s Funding Priorities include Health and Welfare, Dental/Oral Health, Camp Scholarships, Education, and Homeless Shelters, their newest initiative. Special focus on Food Pantries. Applicants must be located in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Vermont. For new applicants, the process begins with a Letter of Inquiry. Grants range from $1,000 to $30,000.
The Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund‘s Funding Priorities include medicine, social welfare, visual arts, historic preservation, and land conservation. Grants are made exclusively for capital projects and capital purchases, and only to organizations existing and operating in Massachusetts.
The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship. Due to the overwhelming requests, they are limiting relief and assistance applications to those qualified applicants who are dealing with IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES and the aftermaths.
Resourcing grassroots leaders and social justice movements for transformative change. Borealis Philanthropy directs resources to people building powerful, thriving communities that serve all of us, with those most impacted by injustice leading the way. They invest in leaders, organizations, and movements using diverse and innovative strategies to pursue transformational change, and they work with donors
The Boston Center for the Arts‘ Public Art Residency program supports two artists or artist teams each year to activate their public plaza and other areas across BCA’s campus with interactive, temporary public art. This process-oriented residency provides an opportunity for artists to experiment with their craft, develop focus, and engage in active public dialogue.
The Cigna Foundation‘s Healthier Kids for Our Future initiative seeks programs that bracket or augment in-school efforts to provide food and nutritional education to children. Activities can be based in community organizations, schools, or health care settings. Grants are also available for Community Health Navigation. Application process begins with a screening questionnaire.
Citizens Bank‘s focus areas include fighting hunger, money management, and strengthening communities. They prioritize projects that provide direct services to low- or moderate-income populations, projects that are around one year in duration, projects that exhibit long-term sustainability and potential for replication, and projects that address unmet needs.
Find a classroom project that inspires you and give as little as $1. When a project is fully funded, Donors Choose will purchase all the requested items and ship them directly to the school. Every donor gets a thank-you letter from the teacher, photos from the classroom, and a report of how each dollar was spent.
The ECMC Foundation‘s funding priorities include requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, with emphasis on implementing systemic reforms to increase college success and career readiness for students from underserved backgrounds.
The Emergent Fund‘s funding priorities include coalitions and alliances; mobilization; organizing and advocacy; healing, inspiration, and liberation; and access for digital spaces and digital organizing. Their population focus is on people of color. Grants range from $10,000 to $30,000.
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts‘ Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance
Do you have an idea for a solution to overcome a challenge created by the COVID-19 pandemic? Want to support your local community? Campaign for change in your local area? Young people ages 14-30 can apply for grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 from Global Youth Mobilization today.
The Island Foundation‘s grant priorities fall within four categories: Environment, New Bedford, Alternative Education, and Global. In New Bedford, the Island Foundation works with organizations that promote progressive social change and combat discrimination in all its forms, supporting youth programs, community development, arts and culture, and basic needs. To be invited to apply, the first
Jazz Road Tours is an artist-centric touring and residency grants program promoting deeper engagement between jazz musicians, presenters, and communities, offering grants of up to $15,000 to develop tours into communities across the country. Emerging and mid-career jazz artists, take your music to places it’s never been. Jazz Road Tours is led by South Arts, one of NEFA’s
KaBOOM! awards grants up to $15,000 to support the purchase of equipment for construction or renovation of a playground. Funding is intended to serve children from low-income families by creating safe play spaces for local communities, including the replacement of unsafe existing equipment.
Local “place-based opportunity ecosystems” – comprising mutually reinforcing public and nonprofit organizations working across systems – hold enormous promise in advancing social and economic mobility in particular cities. The Kresge Foundation seeks to promote collaborations across sectors and integrating service delivery, community engagement and economic development at local levels.
Lowe’s/LISC Small Grants for Businesses provide up to $20,000 to small business owners to help meet their most immediate needs. Eligible expenses include payroll, rent and utilities, outstanding debt to vendors, technology or infrastructure upgrades, and other immediate operational costs.
The Mabel Louise Riley Foundation‘s funding priorities include education, human services, neighborhood revitalization, arts access programs for underserved communities, support for foster care children and those aging out of the system, vocational education and job training, and affordable housing and shelter for vulnerable families. One-year grants normally fall in the range of $50,000 to $100,000.
Mass Humanities Bridge Street Sponsorships support history organizations across the state. Through the generosity of donors, Mass Humanities will sponsor up to 3 free, public online programs by historical societies, centers, museums, or historic sites, at $500 per-program.
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation‘s grantmaking strategy encompasses six grant funds. Each fund is structured to reinforce one another in advancing their mission of championing efforts that prioritize community goals that challenge racial inequities and advance excellent, student-centered public education for all New England youth.
To be considered eligible for the New England Musicians Relief Fund, you must reside or be professionally active primarily in the six contiguous New England states or in the Upper Hudson Valley of New York. At least 50% of your income must have come from employment as a performing musician and/or music teacher in the
The Pop Culture Collab‘s Rapid Response grants support individuals and organizations working to build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage media and entertainment mediums to drive positive narrative and social change in popular culture. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000.
Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People grants support people who are oppressed by poverty and social systems, want to take charge of their own lives, are organizing to do something about their own conditions, have decided that what they are going to do will produce long term changes for their lives or communities, utilize SDOP
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation‘s Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health program seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. Focus areas include future of social interaction, future of food, and future of work.
School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network grants will support licensed mental health professionals to coordinate behavioral health services utilizing Telehealth technology and academic coordination activities with school administration in collaboration with school district designated program personnel. Max award is $250,000. Funding is available until depleted.
The TJX U.S. Foundation‘s funding priorities are: 1) Basic needs for those in need (food, clothing, and shelter); 2) Access to opportunities outside of school that enable school success for at-risk youth, pre-k to grade 12; 3) Workforce readiness training for at-risk youth ages 16-24; and 4) Safety from domestic violence (shelter, prevention, and services).
The Wallace Global Fund‘s funding priorities include challenging corporate power, defending and renewing democracy, protecting the environment, promoting truth and creative freedom in media, and advancing women’s human rights and empowerment. Grants range from $10,000 to $120,000.